ADVERTORIAL • December 2021

The 12 brands of Christmas

This year, we’re giving you a special festive treat: double Avios at the eStore. From now until 22 December, every purchase that you make from 12 of your favourite retailers will earn you double the Avios, so it pays to log in before you shop.

To inspire you, our resident shopping guru Alicia Miller is back with a dozen holiday must-haves, so you can get your Avios spree underway…

Fortnum & Mason

8 Avios per £1 spent
For the 25 December feast, Fortnum & Mason has the goods – turkey-friendly wines, creamy wedges of Stilton and decadent brandy butter, not to mention some pretty special festive tableware. Each golden Regal Cracker (£5,000 for six) contains vouchers for two of Fortnum’s world-famous food and wine hampers. With Champagnes, coffees and gourmet biscuits up for grabs, they’re a cracking buy.

Fortnum and Mason


Up to 2 Avios per £1 spent
Citrussy mandarin, warm cinnamon, comforting tonka bean: if a single candle could conjure up all the irresistible smells of festive baking, Wish 1 Wick Candle (£32) is it. Like everything at M&S – which has plenty of holiday gifting, clothing and décor ideas – when you purchase the candle before 22 December you’ll collect up to double the usual number of Avios.



Up to 12 Avios per £1 spent
For the office bash or the catch up with friends, NET-A-PORTER nails seasonal style. Channel candy-cane-cool with Judith Leiber Couture’s crystal-embellished silver-tone clutch (£3,100), handcrafted in Italy. The sparkly red and white bag is inspired by the flag of Bahrain – but it reminds us more of the classic Christmas sweet. Or, perhaps, Santa’s suit, if it was taken to the catwalk.

Net a Porter

John Lewis & Partners

Up to 4 Avios per £1 spent
From festive decorations to last-minute gifts, John Lewis & Partners sells it all. That includes stylish PJs, because, even if all you’re just doing is Twixmas lounging there’s no reason you can’t look glam. The jade-hued Their Nibs Mardi Gras satin pyjama set (£35) is emblazoned with peacock feathers to virtually whisk you to New Orleans’ most famous festival. Bring on the (pyjama) party.

John Lewis


Up to 12 Avios per £1 spent
Whatever you present your loved ones with this Christmas, if it’s come from Selfridges they’re sure to love it. Get the foodie in your life the Selfridges Selection Christmas Traditions hamper (£500), stuffed with chocolate bars, Turkish delight, smoked salmon and truffle-infused cheese. Since 5,000 Avios will be awarded for the purchase, it’s as much a gift to you as to your recipient.



6 Avios per £1 spent
Listen to Mariah on repeat with new headphones – The Beats Studio Buds true wireless noise-cancelling earphones from Apple (£129.99) come in a cheery red to match your holiday mood. With eight hours of battery life, you can get through the entire Love Actually album and Michael Bublé’s Christmas. Tech expert Apple sells speakers too, if you want to share the musical joy.



Up to 10 Avios per £1 spent
LEGO, where you’ll get up to ten Avios for every pound spent until 22 December, doesn’t only have stuff for kids. Fans of Manchester United can deck their halls with LEGO's very own Old Trafford  £249.99) – a reconstruction of the beloved football stadium. The Theatre of Dreams comes with 3,898 pieces and a statue of Sir Alex Ferguson near the main entrance.

Lego figure


8 Avios per £1 spent
Cute and crafty, or slick and stylish – whatever your Christmas décor of choice, Notonthehighstreet has something to suit. For a centrepiece you can use again and again, try the Alternative Oak Christmas Tree (from £98), handmade from sustainably forested kiln-dried oak. It’s sold in all sizes, from mini 1ft to towering 7ft, so no space is too small to host one.

Not on the High Street

TK Maxx

6 Avios per £1 spent
What are the Christmas celebrations without a brilliant Christmas jumper? And alongside comfy pants, snuggly socks and wintry boots, TK Maxx – where you’ll earn six Avios until 22 December – has great options for children. This cosy choice (£14.99) features Rudolph the red nosed reindeer looking pleased as punch.

TK Maxxx


2 Avios per £1 spent
Organising your festive to-do list is a breeze with a smart watch – available, along with other must-have seasonal tech, at Currys. Sporting a slick titanium grey exterior, Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro Porsche Design (£629) displays your smartphone notifications, so you won’t miss that last-minute party invite or the turkey timer. There’s a fitness tracker, too, but save that for January.



From 6 Avios per £1 spent
Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up in this teddy-bear textured onesie (£32) on the night before Christmas? Or, if you’re feeling generous, why not bag this snug number for the whole gang? With everyone dressed up (or should we say, down), you’re set for that all important family portrait, best snapped on a Fujifilm Instax Square Sq1 Camera (£120), also available at ASOS. A go-to for trendy fashion, you can rest assured its gifts benefit from being infinitely stylish, too.



Up to 10 Avios per £1 spent
Each purchase from LOOKFANTASTIC until 22 December collects with it up to ten Avios – the perfect excuse to stock up on beauty kit for yourself or a friend. There’s everything from make-up kits to anti-aging skin care, plus Tom Ford’s opulent Black Orchid perfume (£124.20), rich in ylang-ylang. The slick gold bottle is so shimmery, you’ll want to hang it on the tree.

Look Fantastic

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